Run Time: 76 minutes
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
A film of astonishing grandeur, TALE OF A LAKE takes us on a plunge into the icy waters of Finland. In this land of 190,000 lakes, endless misty forests, and burbling brooks, water is forever reborn. English narrator Jonathan Hutchings accompanies us along the cyclical path of a tiny Finnish mythological water spirit. We learn that ancient Finnic people considered the swan their divine ancestor, the elk their guardian spirit. Miraculous cinematography by Teemu Liakka captures mysterious loons and mischievous otters, up-close and personal. We marvel at the building skills of busy beavers—the engineers of the eco-system—as well as toad wrestling matches and water insect ballets. There is even poetry to be found in the hatching of fish eggs. Lush symphonic sound by composer Panu Aaltio adds to the thrilling sensory experience of TALE OF A LAKE. Not just a hydrobiologist’s dream, this film will carry viewers of all ages along its course, revealing the power of flowing water that teems with eternal life. (Narrated in English) —B.B.
TALE OF A LAKE (Järven tarina)
Tower City Cinemas
Saturday, April 08, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Sunday, April 09, 2017 at 7:25 PM
Global Health Competition
Marko Röhr, Kim Saarniluoto
Marko Röhr was born in 1961 in Helsinki, Finland and has produced 26 feature films. In 1990 he started his own production company, Matila Röhr Productions Ltd. (MRP), which specializes in ambitious underwater films shot mainly in the Arctic. Kim Saarniluoto is a director and film editor who has worked for Finnish cinema and TV for 20 years.
TALE OF A LAKE (2016)